The 411 on Blacks and Heart Health

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  • How Risk Factors Affect Us The Most
  • Heart Health Knowledge Increases Among Black Women
  • Stress Hurts Your Heart, Too
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • Take Back The Power
  • February Is American Heart Health Month
  • Why Heart Health Matters
  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • Blacks and Heart Disease
  • Don’t Think Heart Disease Is Just an Old Folk’s Problem
  • What Puts Us at Higher Risk?
  • Blacks and High Blood Pressure
  • Understand Your Cholesterol Levels
  • Stop Smoking!
  • You Gotta Sweat
  • Quit Eating Crap
  • African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet

Access to Health Care Matters

Past studies have found that our poorer health outcomes transcend our behavior, according to Womenshealth.gov. It’s also about our lack of access to health care. Black adults are less likely to receive the same tests and treatments as our white counterparts. This is why enrolling in Obamacare can make a huge difference in our heart health outcomes. 

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